A few months ago I made a decision to join a number of amazingly inspiring & adventurous people to cross the Gulf Stream on a stand up paddle board from Bimini Bahamas to Lake Worth FL (80 miles)! Crossing For Cystic Fibrosis was inspired to help raise awareness of the health benefits of the ocean for those living with cystic fibrosis and will take place Father's Day weekend 06.20.2020.
For the next four months I will be spending a large amount of my time training for this event. Throughout these months I will be asking for your support & donations to reach my goal of $5,000 that will go directly to the Piper's Angels Foundation for helping families & patients facing challenges with cystic fibrosis.
I will continuously be updating everyone on my training & progress by sharing photos and videos of this journey. Please consider sharing this link on your social media or to friends and family.
Thank you in advance for your support!!
The Crossing For A Cure is a long-distance endurance paddle challenge and international championship that takes paddlers 80 miles across the Gulf Stream from Bimini in the Bahamas back to the Florida mainland in Lake Worth. The event was inspired because of the incredible health benefits of the Ocean for those living with cystic fibrosis. Travis Suit's daughter Piper was diagnosed with CF when she was four years old.
About cystic fibrosis
Cystic fibrosis is a progressive, genetic disease that causes persistent lung infections and limits the ability to breathe over time. In people with CF, a defective gene causes a thick, buildup of mucus in the lungs, pancreas and other organs. In the lungs, the mucus clogs the airways and traps bacteria leading to infections, extensive lung damage and eventually, respiratory failure. In the pancreas, the mucus prevents the release of digestive enzymes that allow the body to break down food and absorb vital nutrients.